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    The CoGDEM Guide to Gas Detection

    Industrial gas detectors form an important part of safety systems designed to protect users from the harmful effects of flammable, toxic or asphyxiant gases. These gases can cause explosions, damage health or deplete the oxygen content of the air. Consequently, accurate gas detection is vital for protecting human life as well as process plant and the ...

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    Handbook of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agent Decontamination

    Chemical and biological warfare agents are threats to the military and civilians alike in both terrorist and conventional warfare scenarios. When materials become contaminated with these agents, they must be decontaminated before they can be removed or reused. This book is a comprehensive overview of the scientific research and development that has been done in chemical and biological agent ...

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    International Environmental Justice

    Environmental justice encompasses the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people – regardless of race, class or colour – with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies that could negatively impact their lifestyles. The focus of this volume is to offer a critical perspective, which advances the idea that ...

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    Essential Environment 34th Edition A Comprehensive Guide to UK and EU Environmental Protection Legislation

    ILM Publications has published the 34th Edition of Essential Environment in partnership with Environmental Protection UK. Essential Environment (formerly the Pollution Control Handbook) is the comprehensive guide to UK and EU environmental protection legislation. Written in clear, simple language, the 2012 Essential Environment handbook cuts through the legal jargon and provides comprehensive and ...

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    Comprehensive Environmental Mass Spectrometry

    Mass spectrometry is the most sensitive, rapid and informative analytical tool available. In full colour throughout, this book describes the power of this technique in resolving environmental issues, demonstrating how real-world complex problems can be solved in a simple and elegant way. The book begins with the general principles of mass spectrometry, then proceeds to describe a range of ...

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    Field Detection Technologies for Explosives

    Explosives are historically the weapons that have been most frequently used against civilians by terrorist organisations. In the past few years, the use of explosives by terrorist groups has cost the lives of more people than the combination of all other attacks, including the use of weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological and nuclear weapons). Early detection of these substances is one ...

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    Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II

    Following on from Volume I, this second volume presents an extended look at environmental modelling research and its applications from an even larger selection of global experts. The book presents timely topics and applications of the study of environmental contaminants, with detailed discussions of mathematical concepts used. Five sections cover decision support and assessment modelling; aquatic ...

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    Respirometry for Environmental Science and Engineering

    Fundamentals of respirometry: Covers biological growth relationships and their application to respirometry. Features of commercial respirometers: Describes the basis for design and operation of commercial respirometers including discussions of their operating features. Applications of respirometry: Covers biodegradation testing, ...

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    Activated Sludge Technology Book

    A Brief History of the Activated Sludge Process Although recorded history and surviving archaeological sites show that the Babylonians and Assyrians, and later the Romans all used quite sophisticated technology to collect and dispose of their wastes, this environmental awareness was not adopted by later societies, until the Industrial Revolution in Britain in the 19th century forced political ...

  • Computational Models of Argument

    The investigation of computational models of argument is a rich and fascinating interdisciplinary research field with two ultimate aims: the theoretical goal of understanding argumentation as a cognitive phenomenon by modeling it in computer programs, and the practical goal of supporting the development of computer-based systems able to engage in argumentation-related activities with human users ...

  • DHM2020

    Digital human modeling (DHM) is an active field of research directed towards the goal of creating detailed digital models of the human body and its functions, as well as assessment methods for evaluating human interaction with products and production systems. These have many applications in ergonomics, design and engineering, in fields as diverse as the automotive industry and ...

  • M75 Elastomers for Waterworks: Pipes, Valves, and Fittings, First Edition

    M75 presents the history and general application of elastomers in waterworks pipes, valves, and fittings. The principles used for evaluating, selecting, testing, and maintaining various seals will be discussed. This document provides guidance on generally available elastomers and their application. This manual will help operators, technicians, and engineers: - Gain a comprehensive overview of ...

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    Corrosion and Fouling Control in Desalination Industry.

    Addresses the corrosion issues facing the conventional and modern water desalination systems. This book addresses two critical problems that plague materials that make up components in both desalination and cooling water systems: corrosion, and fouling. The book addresses various types and components of industrial desalination technologies with solutions for controlling corrosion, scaling and ...

  • M60 Drought Preparedness and Response, Second Edition

    Providing a reliable supply of water requires being prepared for water shortages of varying degree and duration, and preparing for drought and water shortages before they occur is the best defense. A Water Shortage Contingency Plan (WSCP) enables a water supplier to assess the risks and reduce the vulnerability of a community to drought impacts and establishes priorities that will provide water ...

  • Standards Official Notice - January 2019

    The following AWWA Standards are effective January 1, 2019: C502-18 Dry-Barrel Fire Hydrants C503-18 Wet-Barrel Fire Hydrants C518-18 Double-Disc Swing-Check Valves for Waterworks Service C521-18 Plastic Ball Valves G410-18 Business Practices for Operation and ...

  • Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy

    Sustainable chemistry technology, EcoBioClean®, degrades crude oil, catalyzing conversion into energy source used by microorganisms and other ...

  • Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media, Second Edition

    This book is a compilation of more than ten years of searching for procedures to evaluate the condition of filter media. Filter Evaluation Procedures for Granular Media takes you through all of the granular filter test procedures that water professionals need to know. This book will give water industry personnel the guidance needed to produce the highest level of finished water quality for the ...

  • AIOH Position Paper Respirable Coal Dust

    This paper was compiled to give guidance on the assessment, evaluation and control of occupational exposure to respirable coal dust (RCD), with an emphasis on recommending a health-based guidance occupational exposure ...

  • AIOH Position Paper Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS)

    This paper was compiled to give guidance on the assessment, evaluation and control of occupational exposure to RCS, with an emphasis on recommending a health-based occupational exposure guidance value. The current Safe Work Australia (SWA) workplace exposure standards (WES) and current international occupational exposure limits (OELs) are discussed and the possible health effects ...

  • AIOH Position Paper Inorganic Lead

    This paper was compiled to give guidance on the assessment, evaluation and control of occupational exposure to inorganic lead and its commonly encountered compounds, with an emphasis on recommending a health-based occupational exposure guidance value. The current Safe Work Australia (SWA) workplace exposure standards (WES) and current international occupational exposure limits (OELs) are ...

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